ETF Research and Analysis

by Alex Bryan, CFA
Vanguard Growth ETF VUG is one of the cheapest large-growth funds available. It effectively diversifies risk and accurately represents its actively managed peers' opportunity set. The index it tracks applies generous buffer   Read more 

Bull Case

This is one of the cheapest growth funds available.
The fund's benchmark applies generous buffering rules to mitigate turnover, which should limit transaction costs.
The fund's holdings tend to enjoy stronger profitability and growth than their value counterparts and are more likely to carry durable competitive advantages. Read more 

Bear Case

Value stocks have historically outperformed growth stocks over long time horizons.
High growth is necessary to justify the valuations of the fund's holdings. If growth falls short of expectations, these stocks may underperform.
The fund's largest holdings are not necessarily the fastest growing. Read more 

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